A multi-day event experiencing Gospel Music in the Heart of the Hudson Valley. This weekend will explore gospel music through time and offer breakout/workshop sessions focusing on traditional and contemporary gospel, call and response, spoken word, shedding, open voice workshops, visual arts, music directing, youth choir (ages 12-17) and drum and dance ministry. Participants will…

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A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month.  Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm! Visit www.beaconarts.org for an up to date listing. A Little Beacon Blog Link – great source of current events!

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First Friday Poughkeepsie is a monthly celebration of Poughkeepsie’s cultural, dining and entertainment offerings, highlighting the best of Poughkeepsie to create a unique and fun atmosphere in the city on the first Friday of every month.

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                Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia:Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties:  Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer,  Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester. Additionally, City of Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley…

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The City of Poughkeepsie, in conjunction with the Bardavon, and many others will present the 26th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks . The parade will commence at 6:30pm on Main Street and Garden Street and proceed to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting on Main, near Market Street. The Celebration of Lights Parade…

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Each year, DCC hosts a Craft Fair with more than 100 artists on the weekend following Thanksgiving. The Fair has become a much-anticipated event as it allows people to get a head start on their holiday shopping by purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. The DCC Foundation Annual Craft Fair gives you the opportunity…

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